I know many of you have made a resolution to exercise more, go to the gym, or walk.....And soon you will most likely Quit! The gym is great, but when I was going that was an hour and half + of my day. I live in the country, so a gym is 15-20 minutes away. I applaud those that have an exercise plan and stick to it. But, if it is pretty outside, I want to ride horses or garden. (That is exercise) The winter is more my problem.......SO.... My TIP, exercise when you can:
Example: When I let the dogs out.......Do squats
Waiting on the microwave to heat my water......Do Leg Lifts
Fixing my hair........Step side to side
The house dogs need exercise Too.....Take them for a walk around the block. I walk up and down my driveway. Four times is a mile and walking briskly you can do it in 18 - 20 minutes.
Fidget -. 1. To
behave or move nervously or restlessly. 2. To play or fuss; fiddle: He
fidgeted with his notes while lecturing.
Yep, Fidget.....It burns calories. If you sit at a desk a lot, move your legs and tighten your butt muscles. You can do this in a car too, on trips, waiting.....on kids to come out of school, waiting for the light to turn green. I am fidgeting right now, as I type this up :)
***I noticed the picture that I had posted of the exercise disappeared, so I will try to explain.
Lay down with your butt about 4-6 inches from the wall, you legs will be up the wall. Place you feed on the wall and lift you bottom off the floor. This is a great exercise to work your butt, you legs & stomach. You can really feel it working. I change positions of my feet on the wall to more straight, open like the splits and down lower, almost like your sitting in a chair. By changing feet placement, I can feel different muscles being targeted. I will do about 100 of these. Sorry the pictures was worth a thousand words.
While your watching TV in the evening, Get some 3 or 5 lb weights to work your arms. Lay in the floor and do crunches, leg lifts, & push-ups.
The POINT is, Just because you don't have an hour a day to Commit to exercising, does not mean you can not work exercising into your daily schedule. Do Not feel defeated, Just do it when you can.
Have A GREAT Day!